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Place a folded alpaca throw on the end of your bed, adding a layer of visual texture & an extra layer to reach for when the night grows cold. If you haven’t lounged under one of these blankets, you haven’t experienced true luxury relaxing and comfort.
Best selling blankets & throws
Benefits of alpaca blankets
Alpaca is a special fiber that provides unique benefits that sheep's wool just does not.
Benefits of alpaca throws
- Warmer than wool, cashmere, & cotton.
- Although known for their warmth, alpaca throws are lightweight.
- Breathability, always warm & cozy, without overheating.
- Heirloom quality, extremely durable, will last for as long as you can cherish it.
- Naturally hypoallergenic, gentle on the skin, won't cause any allergic reactions or irritations.
- Luxuriously soft, alpaca throws and blankets are not coarse like wool; they have a smooth, silky texture.
- Alpaca fiber's microscopic air pockets regulate temperature, keeping you warm, but never hot.
- Sustainably sourced, alpaca throws come from eco-friendly, sustainable alpaca fleece.
- Alpaca throws come in 22 beautiful natural colors, in addition to stylish brightly dyed hues.
- For the crème de la crème of alpaca throws, look for the softer than soft 100% baby Royal, premium alpaca.
Uses for alpaca throws
- After a long day, come home & wrap yourself in a luxurious alpaca throw blanket while you watch a favorite movie or read a book.
- For interior design lovers, draping an alpaca throw over a sofa or chair is a quick way to add color or texture to a room, even changing the entire mood of the decor.
- Gift an alpaca throw to someone you love - every time they reach for it, they will feel cozy & comforted. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!
- Bring along your favorite alpaca throw on your next road trip. It will keep you warm & make the car feel more like home.
- An Alpaca throw is perfect for the children in your life; soft and durable alpaca blankets bring comfort & security to children.
- Alpaca throws are even suitable for babies. They are hypoallergenic and extra soft, making it a wonderful shower present.
- Place a folded alpaca throw on the end of your bed or in a guest room, adding a layer of visual texture & an extra layer to reach for when the night grows cold.
- Car travel experts, like AAA, recommend keeping a blanket in the trunk of your vehicle at all times. When stuck in a snowstorm, you'll be thankful to have an alpaca throw to help you survive the freezing cold! Its thermal properties might just be a lifesaver.
- For the weekend adventurer, an alpaca throw makes a perfectly luxurious picnic blanket without being bulky, heavy, or itchy.
- Since comfort is everything when you are in need of a good night's sleep, also consider adding an alpaca bed blanket to your list of bed linen essentials.
- An alpaca throw is the ultimate wedding gift - a luxury that most young couples wouldn't buy themselves; newlyweds are sure to treasure your gift & make it a special part of their home.
- With blankets being a thing of the past on airplanes, an alpaca throw is a perfect accompaniment for any trip. It folds compactly and takes up so little room with little added weight.
Care instructions for alpaca blankets & throws
Our weavers recommend Dry Cleaning or chemical-free Green Dry Cleaning to preserve the beautiful weave of these throws; however, due to the nature of alpaca, minimal cleaning is needed. If you choose to wash your throw yourself, here are some things to be aware of. With the proper care, your alpaca throw surely will last decades. Follow the instructions below to ensure that your alpaca throw remains a cherished family heirloom:
- Overall, alpaca throws need little care. Alpaca fibers wick away moisture & do not absorb odor or dust, making them resistant to odors or becoming soiled. Laying your blanket in the sun will refresh it tremendously; however, be sure to limit sun exposure to no more than 15 minutes as the sun can cause fading.
- When the need to clean your alpaca throw does arise, it is recommended to Dry Clean; however, you might prefer hand washing your throw with gentle, non-abrasive soap or even baby shampoo.
- Since without agitation and let the water drain away without wringing.
- After washing, place your throw on a flat surface to dry. You can lay it on top of a towel to help absorb extra moisture.
- Never use a dryer, as heat will cause your alpaca throw to shrink. Never tumble as this will cause damage to your blanket.
It is possible to clean your alpaca throw in the washing machine if you have a machine with adjustable settings. Many washers today have settings designed to wash delicate wool items through a process that imitates hand-washing, only slightly agitating the water. If you choose to use your washing machine, you must follow these specific instructions:
- First, change the program of your washing machine to delicate or a setting for woolens, whichever is less aggressive.
- Set the temperature to cold. Using warm or hot weather will shrink the fibers of your throw, essentially destroying it.
- Set the spin speed to off. Alpaca throws are fragile; they don't like to be heated, wrung, or spun.
- Use gentle, delicate detergent to help your throw keep its color & texture, drawing out its durability.
- Lay flat to dry - do not put in dryer! Make sure the throw is not crumpled or layered, or it won't dry properly. The more airflow, the better!
To store your throw when it is not in use, keep it away from damp or moist conditions. Perhaps consider sealing it in a bag to keep away from moisture & insects. The use of lavender or cedar is recommended. Do not use mothballs.
We at Sun Valley Alpaca Co. hope that your alpaca throw provides you & your loved ones with a lifetime of warmth, comfort, and coziness!